Becoming a man while playing a female sport

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Becoming a man while playing a female sport. Societal pressures on males participating in traditionally feminized sports. Presented by: Joel Want, David Nippard , and Alex Vanderlinden. Overview. What is the problem?
Becoming a man while playing a female sport Societal pressures on males participating in traditionally feminized sports. Presented by: Joel Want, David Nippard, and Alex Vanderlinden Overview
  • What is the problem?
  • Males sexuality is being questioned when participating in traditionally feminized sports.
  • Why is it a problem?
  • Males avoid feminized sports to preserve their perceived heterosexuality.
  • Examples of feminized sports
  • Peer interviews
  • Solutions to the problem
  • What is the Problem? Sports which are judged by their aesthetics and not through force of competition are seen as feminine by modern society. These sports, therefore, are deemed ‘second tier’ and inferior to male sport (Jarratt, 1991 p.491). Why is this a Problem? Judging a sport to be ‘feminine’ prevents heterosexual males from participating to maintain their sexuality. Males will abandon their pursuit of athletic excellence in order to maintain their perceived masculinity. Sports that are considered “Feminine” Figure skating Dance Cheerleading Gymnastics Swimming Tennis Characteristics of Figure Skating
  • Figure skating performances depend on the ability to choreograph and execute a routine.
  • Routines are based on:
  • Skating skills (use of edges, turns, flow, speed and acceleration, multi-directional skating, and one-foot skating)
  • Transitions (From jump to spin, etc.)
  • Interpretation and timing.
  • Brian Boitano
  • American Figure Skater
  • Winner of the 1988 Calgary Olympics, 1986 and 1988 World Championship.
  • Delegate Sochi 2014 Olympics.
  • Controversy before attending Sochi.
  • Recent controversy Interviews Is there such thing as masculine and feminine sports? If so, what sports do you consider to be feminine? what specifically makes this sports feminine in your opinion? Do you view this ideal as helpful or harmful to society? Would you or have you ever consider becoming a figure skater? Why or why not? Testimonials Solution to the problem
  • Education
  • In schools, young age
  • More opportunity
  • More media coverage to increase awareness of the sport
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